Best Indoor Playspaces in the Bay Area

These Indoor Play Spaces were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Children’s Discovery Museum. Two levels of educational and engaging exhibits and large outdoor playground for kids to run, climb and slide. 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 408-298-5437.

Silver: California Sports Center. Multiple locations. 408-269-2777.

Bronze: Pump It Up. Multiple locations. 408-714-0080.

SF and Marin

Gold: California Academy of Sciences. This natural history museum has a multi-level rainforest and interactive exhibits. 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco. 415-379-8000.

Silver: Bay Area Discovery Museum. 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900.

Bronze: House of Air. 926 Mason St., San Francisco. 415-345-9675.


Gold: Rockin' Jump. Play trampoline dodge ball, try the slam dunk zone, do flips and somersaults. 401 Quarry Road, San Carlos. 650-528-2036.

Silver: Planet Granite. 100 El Camino Real, Belmont. 650-591-3030.

Bronze: La Petite Playhouse. 1264 Oddstad Drive, Redwood City. 650-642-9444.

East Bay

Gold: Lawrence Hall of Science. Located in the hills above UC Berkeley, it offers plenty of hands-on science activities for kids that are fun and educational. 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. 510-642-5132.

Silver: Kids Gym Berkeley. 2920 Seventh St., Berkeley. 510-845-9787.

Bronze: Rockin’ Jump. Multiple locations.

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